Introduction to nutrition

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The Food Pyramid[edit | edit source]

The food pyramid gives a great perspective on how to eat healthily. Have at least 3 ounces of grains each day, vary your veggies, don't go for the fruit juices, make sure your dairys are low-fat or fat-free and go for baked, broiled or grilled lean meat or poultry.

How To Lay Off The Sweets[edit | edit source]

Everyone loves chocolate and candy, but they want to stay healthy, too. There are simple ways to avoid your sweets.

  • Instead of reaching for jellybeans, reach for a sweet fruit! Strawberries, cherries, grapes, bananas and apples are great alternatives.
  • If you want to eat healthy but have a little sweets at the same time, try dipping the tip of a strawberry into some melted chocolate. Or, you could do the same with a cherry.

Healthy Breakfast Examples[edit | edit source]

Here are some examples of a healthy breakfast:

  • eggs, whole grain cereal and milk, banana (could be replaced with oter fruit), orange juice (only half-3/4 of a cup full).
  • fruit salad, croissant, milk
  • oatmeal, milk, fruit

Healthy Lunch and Dinner Examples[edit | edit source]

  • turkey sandwich on wheat bread, carrots and celery
  • green beans, mashed potatoes, pasta
  • pizza, carrots, spinach

Things to Avoid[edit | edit source]

These are some things that you should avoid:

  • candy
  • fruit juices
  • oils and fats (potato chips, French fries, etc.)
  • doughnuts, pastries, cakes etc.